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X-League and NAIF stop merger
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:35 pm
It is after careful consideration that the NAIF and XLEAGUE have decided not to move forward with finalizing the merger of the two leagues. Both parties mutually agree that this is the best decision for all respective parties. All of us at the X League wish Richard Beem and staff the best in their future endeavors.
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:06 pm
Is there any one surprised by this, while both parties may regret not doing this . They will wish one day they had allowed the ego to be checked at the door the future of the lower levels of this sport will depend upon relationships, these are business people who are not used to doing deals in order for the growth of the company and I use the term loose. They can't even consider talking to multi millionaire's about dealing with them... wow
Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 2:31 pm
Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:05 pm
We've received confirmation that the X-League has ceased operations and "released its member teams to the AIF."
Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:33 pm
That would put the AIF to a very large number of teams pending on how many X-League teams fold.
On a plus side, travel could be real minimal with all the teams but that is a lot of working parts, owners, ego and logistics to work out. Could make for a few interesting weeks.
Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:08 pm
Nah nah naaah.. Nah HEY hey hey... Goodbye
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:06 pm
Anybody hear anything else about the AIF/X League acquisition? Not seeing it on either website.
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:52 pm
No acquisition. X-League shut down and "released its teams to AIF." AIF didn't automatically take them in, but has admitted several. Our league lineup should be current:
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:57 pm
Oh, I see now. Thanks for the link. So there are several teams that are now Indoor Football History it appears.
Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 5:33 pm
Or at least on hiatus. My take is that AIF is reviewing the former X-League teams on a case-by-case basis, FWIW.